Dr. Biykem Bozkurt Announced as New Editor-in-Chief of JACC: Heart Failure

As an active heart failure specialist, Bozkurt brings over 20 years of experience to the role

Contact: Sam Roth, sroth@acc.org,

WASHINGTON (Dec 02, 2021) -

Biykem Bozkurt, MD, PhD, FACC, has been named the next editor-in-chief of JACC: Heart Failure. Bozkurt, an advanced heart failure specialist, previously served as one of the heart failure section editors for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and is a past chair of the American College of Cardiology’s Heart Failure and Transplant Member Section and Leadership Council.

I am honored to be selected as the editor-in-chief of JACC: Heart Failure. My vision is for the journal to play a vital and transformative role through dissemination of highest quality science and knowledge across the whole spectrum of heart failure care,” Bozkurt said. “I look forward to working with colleagues worldwide and being a part of the JACC journals family.”

Bozkurt serves as the Mary and Gordon Cain Chair and professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Additionally, she serves as director of the Winters Center for Heart Failure Research, associate director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute, associate provost of faculty affairs, senior associate dean for faculty development and vice-chair of medicine at Baylor. Bozkurt is a past president of the Heart Failure Society of America.

“Dr. Bozkurt brings a wealth of experience and expertise in heart failure to her editorship, which will undoubtedly serve to further advance the content and quality,” said ACC President Dipti Itchhaporia, MD, FACC. “Her addition to the slate of editors of the JACC family of journals, with their range of diverse backgrounds and ideas, will strengthen the impact of the journals in realizing the College’s mission to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health.”

Launched in 2013, JACC: Heart Failure is a monthly subspecialty journal which publishes peer-reviewed articles on all aspects of heart failure, including original clinical studies, experimental investigations with clear clinical relevance and more.

Bozkurt joins the growing number of women at the helm of JACC Journals, including Julia Grapsa, MD, PhD, FACC (JACC: Case Reports), Bonnie Ky, MD, MSCE, FACC (JACC: CardioOncology) and Candice Silversides, MD, FACC (JACC: Advances). She will build upon the legacy of the previous editor, Christopher M. O’Connor, MD, MACC, who has served in his role since the journal’s inception. As editor-in-chief, O’Connor has overseen the successful publication of nine volumes and has grown the journal to be recognized as one of the top 11 English-language cardiovascular journals worldwide with an Impact Factor of 12.

The first issue under Bozkurt’s editorship will publish in July 2022.

To learn more about the JACC family of journals, please visit JACC.org.

The American College of Cardiology envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. As the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team, the mission of the College and its 54,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC bestows credentials upon cardiovascular professionals who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College also provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research through its world-renowned JACC Journals, operates national registries to measure and improve care, and offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions. For more, visit acc.org.

The ACC’s family of JACC Journals rank among the top cardiovascular journals in the world for scientific impact. The flagship journal, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) — and family of specialty journals consisting of JACC: Advances, JACC: Asia, JACC: Basic to Translational Science, JACC: CardioOncology, JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, JACC: Case Reports, JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology and JACC: Heart Failure — pride themselves on publishing the top peer-reviewed research on all aspects of cardiovascular disease. Learn more at JACC.org.


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